This Week’s Events

Branch: All Libraries
Date: Monday, January 20th, 2020
Start time: All Day
Age group: Staff
Event type: City of Chesapeake
Description: No location specified
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 9:30 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun for children ages 24-36 months with a caregiver!
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Twinkle, twinkle, little one, come on out and have some fun! Join us as we sing, dance and play with nursery rhymes, make new friends and develop social skills. Ages 6 to 24 months with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your preschooler's lifelong love of reading. Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun for ages 3-5 years with a caregiver.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 1-2 with caregiver
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Ages 6 months-23 months with a caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn how to save, find, and organize files. Topics: file types, saving files, organizing folders, Windows Explorer. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 4-5 with caregiver
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years), Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Literacy
Description: Let's get together and have some fun! We'll share and learn with other families. Featuring: stories, rhymes and songs for the preschool crowd. Bring the whole gang in to this storytime for all ages. No registration required.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 1:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Book Club
Description: Share your favorite books through conversation with other interested readers and expand your circle of friends. Please call or visit the library for the title each month. No registration required
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn how to save, find, and organize files. Topics: file types, saving files, organizing folders, Windows Explorer. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Jump in to coding technology with state-of-the-art robots, interactive iPads, effortless apps and gaming software to become a junior computer whiz and engineer of the future! Ages 5-7.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: Our staff provides personal help to effectively prepare you for the job market. Call to set up an appointment for assistance in job searching, online applications, creating a resume or cover letter and more.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 3:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Community Learning
Description: Explore activities focused on Science Technology Engineering Art and Math. Ages: 6-12yrs
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 3:30 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy, Culture
Description: Boldly step into a new adventure! Dare to discover new cultures and concepts. Featuring: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), books, activities and crafts. We will be celebrating Lunar New Year. Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Community Learning, Culture
Description: Did you know you can learn a whole new language without using your voice? Let your hands do the talking as we learn American Sign Language FUNdamentals. Beginners or experts welcome! Registration is for the entire 6 week session. Ages 6-11
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Join the coding movement. Don't worry about experience, we'll loop it together from beginning to end in these mini workshops for grades 3-5.
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Literacy, Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake’s Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Tweens (Grades 3 - 5), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Community Learning, Culture
Description: Touch A Life Academy will assist students with their growth, development and discovering their talents stemming from a foundation of enriched family principles, morals and values.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 5:30 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Culture
Description: Board games, card games, and a few of your favorite classics! Bring your friends and pull up a chair for a night of gaming fun!
Branch: Central Library
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning
Description: Gardening topics presented by the Backyard Gardeners.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Culture
Description: Interested in current events? Opinionated? Then let's be heard! Bring a cup of coffee and share your take on the world's news with other interested people. No registration needed.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Ages 24-36 mo. with caregiver. No registration required.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Learn how to add, edit, and save text to create a document. Topics: ribbon toolbar, formatting, copying and pasting, printing. Completion of Computer & Keyboard Basics or equivalent skills expected.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Culture
Description: Giggle and wiggle along as we read, sing and play with nursery rhymes. Give your child a chance to build social and literacy skills. Ages 1 -2 year olds with caregiver
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy, Community Learning
Description: Spark an interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We’ll feature hands-on activities, literacy and fun. Themes vary by program. Ages 3-5 years with caregiver
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 11:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Age 4-5 years with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 2:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Improve your negotiation skills and develop good arguments that can win you the higher salary or promotion you've been seeking. We will explore strategies that anyone can use to help prepare for the big moment - asking for a raise.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 3:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12), Seniors
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy
Description: Bring us your online or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our technology experts are available to help you.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade)
Event type: Literacy, Community Learning
Description: Kids in grades K-2 are invited to join our Crazy 8s Math Club! This is a club unlike any other. It is designed to show kids that numbers are anything but boring. Kids will jump, play and build to learn mathematical concepts.
Branch: Indian River Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: City of Chesapeake, Community Learning
Description: Make your voice heard! The Chesapeake Voter Registrar’s Office will be on-hand to register you for the upcoming election, help you apply for an absentee ballot, and answer your voting questions.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Community Learning, Culture
Description: Board games, card games, and a few of your favorite classics! Bring your friends and pull up a chair for a night of gaming fun! Ages 13-18
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 6:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your Microsoft Office-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Please contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Please leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades 6 - 8), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Bring us your Microsoft Office, online, or technology-related questions. Feel free to bring in your device for limited personalized sessions. Contact your library to see if our available technology experts can help you. Make sure to leave us a note regarding what you are interested in learning.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your preschoolers lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to dance, sing and play along. Featuring: stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Age 3-5 years with caregiver
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy, Community Learning, Culture
Description: Build English and Spanish vocabulary skills while enjoying stories, rhymes and songs for children ages 0-5 with a caregiver. Desarrolle habilidades de vocabulario en inglés y español mientras disfruta de cuentos, rimas y canciones.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Build an early literacy foundation with your infant through repeating rhymes, music and baby signs. Caregivers will learn emergent literacy skills in this staff-guided program. Ages 6 months – 1 year with caregiver
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Start time: 4:00 pm
Age group: Juniors (K - 2nd Grade), Tweens (Grades 3 - 5)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Spark an interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We’ll feature hands-on activities, literacy and fun. Themes vary by program. Ages 6-11
Branch: Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Library
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Start time: 5:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Seniors
Event type: Literacy, Job Help & Personal Finance
Description: GED tutoring is available in your neighborhood! Contact Chesapeake’s Adult & Continuing Education Department to register for classes and improve your skills in reading, language and math.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Start time: 6:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up), Teens (Grades (9 - 12)
Event type: Book Club, Community Learning, Culture
Description: If you are a poetry lover, the Poetry Cafe might for you! Local poet Synnika Lofton will be hosting an open mic night for local authors to share their love of poetry. All works presented must be in line with the Library Code of Conduct.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020
Start time: 10:15 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Literacy
Description: Begin your little one’s lifelong love of reading! Caregivers are encouraged to bounce, sing and play along. Ages 2-3 with caregiver. Please register each child individually.
Branch: Major Hillard Library
Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation
Description: Ready, set, explore… all things STEAM. These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3 to 5 years with caregiver. Registration required.
Branch: Greenbrier Library
Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020
Start time: 11:00 am
Age group: Pre-School (0 - 5 years)
Event type: Technology & Innovation, Literacy
Description: Ready, set, explore...all things STEAM. These classes engage and encourage participation in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Ages 3-5 with caregiver. Registration required.
Branch: Russell Memorial Library
Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020
Start time: 1:30 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Community Learning, Culture
Description: Have a knitting or crocheting project to finish? Need some quiet time with your craft? Want to meet new people? Bring your own needles, yarn, and patterns and hang out with fellow crafters at Russell Memorial Library.
Branch: South Norfolk Memorial Library
Date: Friday, January 24th, 2020
Start time: 7:00 pm
Age group: Adult (18 & up)
Event type: Culture
Description: Title| Rating Date Night. Adult Time. Girls Night Out. Whatever you may call it, come enjoy a free movie on the big screen. Snacks available for purchase. Intended for adults; 18+.
Branch: Central Library
Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Start time: 10:00 am
Age group: All Ages - Everyone
Event type: Community Learning
Description: We challenge you to enjoy a day filled with puzzles of all types, shapes and sizes. Logic, Cryptic, Word, Mechanical and Jigsaw Puzzles, Chess, and even an Escape Room. Compete for prizes! Stations will be set up throughout the library for all ages.